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Foundation Degree:Sports Performance and Coaching


The course is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in the sports performance and coaching field.
The course is suited to keen coaching enthusiasts who wish to further their knowledge of player performance and improve their employability in the coaching and performance sector. Modules include:


  •  Work based module 1 (20 credits)
  •  Sports psychology (20 credits)
  •  Principles of coaching (20 credits)
  •  Principles of anatomy & physiology (20 credits)
  •  Research methods in practice (20 credits)
  •  Sports development (20 credits)


  •  Work based module 2 (40 credits)
  •  Coaching children (20 credits)
  •  Principles of strength & conditioning (20 credits)
  •  Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
  • Analysis of sports performance (20 credits)


Applicants require a relevant level 3 qualification. Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered. All applicants will have to complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy and undergo an interview prior to acceptance.

Course Type:

Full and part-time

Course Length:

2 years full-time and 3 years part-time

Course Levels:

4, 5


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